Tuesday, 3 August 2010

August colour challenge at ILWS

Our colour challenge this month over at ILWS is to use:
  • Basic Gray
  • So Saffron
  • Certainly Celery
  • Whisper White
I love this colour combo and I'm so pleased that Basic Gray will be a core colour in a couple of months time. Then I'll be able to buy it in single colour packs not just mixed neutrals packs :-)

Stamp sets: Trendy Trees, Happy Moments (sentiment)
Textured Cardstock: Basic Gray
Plain Cardstock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Gray
Punches: 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, Word Window
Wide Grosgrain Ribbon: So Saffron
Taffeta Ribbon: Basic Gray
Brads: Certainly Celery (Soft Subtles), So Saffron (Rich Regals)

I marked the centres for the circles on both the Gray and Celery layers and punched with the 1-3/8" Circle on the Gray and the 1-1/4" Circle on the Celery. These layers were then matted. I marked the circle apertures onto the Whisper White layer with a pencil and then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the tree tops in Saffron and the trunks in Basic Gray (stamping the Gray off first each time to get a paler shade of grey). So Saffron brads were pushed through each of the top corners and So Saffron ribbon was wrapped around the lower portion of the grey layer. (This ribbon was a freebie last August with purchase and has lasted me ages - it's well worth snapping these up when they're there). Snail was applied across the centre of the So Saffron ribbon and then Basic Gray taffeta ribbon was pleated over the top, leaving a flat patch in the centre where a ribbon knot was attached with a glue dot. This grey layer was popped up on dimensionals onto the So Saffron card blank. Finally the sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Word Window punch. The same punch was used on Certainly Celery card, snipped in the middle and adhered behind either end of the sentiment. So Saffron brads were added for decoration and the sentiment popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Tomorrow I'll be using the same colour combo for a different look and on Thursday the same stamp set in a different colour combo.

Sara xx

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